About three years ago I was charged with a misdemeanor for petty theft in California. I was granted a pre-trial diversion program, case was ultimately dismissed, and did not receive a conviction. Has anyone else been in the same boat, and was able to get his/her license? I am working on my CNA, and eventually my RN. Can anyone else share their own experience dealing with the Board of Nursing, and what was the final outcome of your situation? I feel like I need to find these answers before wasting my time and completing the RN program. Based on the BON in California, they state that they take everything into consideration, along with rehab efforts, school, work, ect. ect. In my particular case, ultimately, I know that it will say that I have not been convicted of a misdemeanor--but I am still worried about how that will look when I apply to be licensed as a CNA and and RN. Any thoughts or prior experience on this issue with the BON would be appreciated! Thanks for reading.